Reserves & Observatories

Chapel Marsh Pit

Chapel St Leonards

Visit Chapel Marsh Pit - this flooded pit with marginal reed beds and aquatic plants, such as water-crowfoot and great reed mace provides the ideal home for various species of duck and many other birds.

  • Parking
  • Accessible
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

About Chapel Marsh Pit

Chapel Marsh Pit was created in 1953 after clay was extracted to repair the sea defences. The flooded pit has marginal reedbeds and aquatic plants with planting screens of willows round the banks of the pits to reduce disturbance to birds.

What you will see

15 species of duck recorded, mainly as winter visitors with grebes, divers and wild swans also often seen in winter. In summer breeding species include reed and sedge warblers, lesser whitethroat, and great crested and little grebes. In August and September thousands of migrating swallows and house martins roost in the reedbeds.

more information

Chapel Pit
Chapel St Leonards
PE24 5XH